New EEP draft: Pinning operator ^ in patterns

Nicolas Martyanoff khaelin@REDACTED
Fri Jan 15 16:51:09 CET 2021

On 2021-01-15 16:35, Raimo Niskanen wrote:
> And I want to get clarity about exactly why so many developers are worried
> about this particular proposed change, and therefore try to look thoroughly
> at the arguments.
> It is as you say a fundamental detail in the language.
> 1) Would the language be a better language with a mandatory pinning operator?
> 2) If so is there a migration path worth the trouble?
> So far I think the discussion has been centered around 2),
> before talking about 1).

I believe that lots of developers, me included, have been clear about 1: the
language would be more complicated, for something cryptic that does not really
bring anything to the table.

Nicolas Martyanoff

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